Abe Lincoln of the Ninth Avenue
Originally released as "Streets of New York".
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Jackie Cooper .... Jimmy
Dick Purcell .... Tap Keenan
Marjorie Reynolds .... Anne
George Cleveland .... Pop O'Toole
Robert Emmett O'Connor .... Burke
George Irving .... Judge Carroll
Robert Emmett Keane .... Roger Wilson
Martin Spellman .... Gimpy
Sidney Miller .... Jiggsy
Buddy Pepper .... Flatfoot
Bobby Stone .... Beansy
David Durand .... Spike
William Bucker .... Kid
Subject: Good film
Subject: Abe Lincoln 9th Ave
Subject: Great Story, Unfortunate Film Quality
Subject: Touching moral story
Subject: This film is about heros.........
Subject: A "role" for all mankind...
Well, this Is my humble opinion: The film was about ideals. Not neccesarily EVERYONE'S ideals nor philosophies. The hero needed no help from past,nor future, heros. His heroism stood, FIRMLY, on it's own merit. Jackie Cooper, played his role well. His character was honest, caring and he was protective of, and loyal to, his own set of values. He showed compassion for the less fortunate AND, did one of the most difficult things one can do; Stand up in opposition to a loved one, who was choosing the "easy" path. One wrought with dishonesty and the selfish disregard for the lives of others.
Even if you don't celebrate nor believe in holidays, as such, the need for faith, in a faithless world, is no more apparent than it is today. I give this film 5 PLUS stars!! KUDOS!
Subject: Very nice surprise!
After a somewhat slow start what with CooganÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs character successfully getting the neighborhood kids out of a charge of gambling with Dice, and getting into a long winded conversation about how Abe Lincoln was the greatest person alive, the film shifts mostly to CooganÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs relation to Gimpy. Gimpy doesnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt have a lot going for him, and Coogan wants that to change, so when Christmas comes around, he wants it to be the best ever for Gimpy! (Bring a Kleenex for these scenes (I needed one!), Soon a subplot involving CooganÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs gangster older brother comes into play, and guess who gets caught in the middle! (Hint, bring more Kleenex).
I REALLY liked Coogan in this one, his performance here is so underplayed, powerful and strong.
Subject: Good film
Subject: Smart guy sends his older brother on the electric chair.
Firstly, this flick encourages glorifying dead American statesmen. (We even hear of a book about the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂhumourÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ of Lincoln.) Secondly, it portrays law breakers as evil spirited, and, thirdly, encourages turning these in, even if one has some emotional connections to these.
All three elements are, one would think, obligatory for propaganda movies from totalitarian societies.
That the main character does not want to be the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂKim Il Sung of the 9th AvenueÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ, and his brother is not an evil criminal against the just society of North Korea, and therefore deserves to be executed, does not make the movie any better. Three thumps down.
Subject: Great film!
Subject: That darn Spike
Subject: Excellent for all ages.
Subject: gritty slice of life
Gritty, hard headed and soft hearted, the movie is a good character study, and Jacky Cooper does a good job in the hero's role. It's the supporting cast I really liked. Yeah, there's some ellipsis, which is what film buffs call pieces of the film that have been cut out or lost, but it makes a good Christmas film on top of it all.
Subject: could this film be used by schools ?